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  • 11 dead, over 200 hurt in Saudi Aramco's housing complex fire

    08/30/2015 12:03:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | Aug 30, 2015 22:42 IST
    The fire started in the basement of a tower in the eastern city of Khobar, the kingdom's civil defence said on Twitter. It added that several of the injured were in a "critical condition" and that the casualties were from "various nationalities," without giving details. Photographs published on the civil defence website showed plumes of black smoke rising from the windows of one of the buildings. Authorities said that residents of nearby towers were evacuated as helicopters took part in the firefighting operations
  • Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd.

    06/25/2006 3:28:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 1,384+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Sunday, June 25, 2006 | LOUIS J. FREEH
    Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd. BY LOUIS J. FREEH Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:01 a.m. Ten years ago today, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4,404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce...
  • Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest

    12/15/2011 5:09:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/14/11 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week. “Outrage at the visit to the White House really doesn’t describe what I feel,” said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers. “I watched outstanding airmen die that night and witnessed horrific carnage. The survivors of Khobar Towers have been swept under the rug and now have received the greatest insult,” he added. The Washington Times first reported...
  • Why Clinton Wouldn't Call

    10/18/2005 5:15:30 AM PDT · by TheForceOfOne · 58 replies · 2,478+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 18, 2005 | Dick Morris
    FORMER FBI Director Louis Freeh writes movingly of his disappointment that Presi dent Bill Clinton did little or nothing to in tervene with the Saudi monarchy to let his agents question the accused perpetrators of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing. But he is at a loss to understand the president's conduct. In an earlier terror attack, the Saudis had cut off the heads of the suspected terrorists before the FBI could question them. To avoid a repeat, Freeh went to the president and emphasized the importance of intervening with the Saudis to allow questioning. The Saudis, of course, didn't want...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Iran ordered to pay $254 million in Khobar Towers bombing

    12/22/2006 9:01:22 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,153+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | December 22, 2006
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Islamic Republic of Iran to pay $254 million to the family of 17 U.S. servicemen killed in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia. The default judgment was entered against the Iranian government, its security ministry and the Revolutionary Guards after they failed to respond to the lawsuit, which was initiated more than four years ago. In issuing the $254.4 million judgment in the case, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth concluded that the Khobar Towers attack...
  • The Truth about Bill Clinton and Terrorism (FR Compilation Thread)

    09/08/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT · by Howlin · 155 replies · 5,305+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 8, 2006 | Various Sources
    Lopez: In sum, how many times did Bill Clinton lose bin Laden?Miniter: Here's a rundown. The Clinton administration:1. Did not follow-up on the attempted bombing of Aden marines in Yemen.2. Shut the CIA out of the 1993 WTC bombing investigation, hamstringing their effort to capture bin Laden.3. Had Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key bin Laden lieutenant, slip through their fingers in Qatar.4. Did not militarily react to the al Qaeda bombing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.5. Did not accept the Sudanese offer to turn bin Laden.6. Did not follow-up on another offer from Sudan through a private back channel.7. Objected to...
  • Khobar Towers Bombing Anniversary

    07/07/2006 9:59:13 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 752+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 7 July 06 | VOA
    It has been ten years since a truck bomb exploded at the Khobar Towers apartment complex near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Nineteen U.S. military personnel were killed and hundreds of other Americans and Saudis were injured. President George W. Bush marked the anniversary with a statement in which he said that those responsible "were terrorists who we believe were working with Iranian officials." Mr. Bush said that the United States remains "determined in our efforts to bring to justice those responsible for this attack." The U.S. military personnel who were killed in the Khobar Towers were in Saudi Arabia as part...
  • Khobar Towers changed Air Force focus on force protection

    06/23/2006 8:01:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 556+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Phyllis Duff
    6/23/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- It was around 10 p.m. on June 25, 1996, when Staff Sgt. Alfredo Guerrero went to check the security post on the rooftop of an eight-story Khobar Towers apartment building at Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia. He asked the sentry on watch if everything was OK. Below them, residents in the rooms were settling in for the night. Most were with the 4404th Wing -- protectors of the "no fly zone" in Southern Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch. Some Airmen were writing letters or calling home. Some were playing cards or shooting...
  • Al-Qaida video shows alleged 20th hijacker

    06/21/2006 3:23:29 AM PDT · by edpc · 4 replies · 461+ views
    AP (via Yahoo!) ^ | June 21, 2006 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida has identified a would-be 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11 attacks as a Saudi operative who was killed in a 2004 shootout with his country's security forces. In a statement accompanying a new video, the terrorist network's propaganda arm identified Fawaz al-Nashimi, also known as Turki bin Fuheid al-Muteiry, as the operative who would have rounded out a team that ultimately took over United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field before reaching its intended target. A 54-minute video featuring al-Nashimi was obtained Tuesday by IntelCenter, a U.S. government contractor based in Virginia. U.S counterterrorism...
  • NYP: CLINTON AND THE SAUDIS - Bill owes the American people some answers to Freeh's charges.

    10/17/2005 6:10:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 55 replies · 2,258+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 17, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Under pressure from Team Clinton, "60 Minutes" agreed to read a statement from convicted criminal Sandy Berger, Clinton's national security adviser, insisting that Freeh's account is flat-out wrong.... It's also a fact that he's [Clinton] remained close to the House of Saud: In 2002, he was paid $750,000 for a speaking tour there. The Saudis also flew the ex-president and an entourage of 40 guests to the kingdom for a 2003 visit.... And Clinton pointedly praised the Saudi government in his testimony to the 9/11 Commission. Freeh has made similar allegations before, in a 2001 article by Elsa Walsh in...
  • Iran's Al-Qaeda Link: What the 9-11 Commission Found

    01/19/2005 8:05:41 AM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 684+ views ^ | January 19, 2005 | Middle East Quarterly
    While the State Department's Patterns of Global Terrorism—2003 report [1] labeled Iran "the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2003," the Bush administration has yet to agree on a national security presidential directive to define U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic.[2] Meanwhile, Tehran continues to edge closer to nuclear capability.[3]The following are excerpts from the 9/11 Commission Report, an unclassified version of which was released to the public on July 22, 2004.[4] The commission interviewed more than 1,000 people in ten countries and conducted an unprecedented review of U.S. intelligence. Among its findings, excerpted below, was evidence of a...
  • Gen. Wayne Downing, Candidate to Head "Homeland Security?"

    12/02/2004 5:35:26 AM PST · by xzins · 25 replies · 718+ views
    General Wayne Downing served in a variety of command assignments in infantry, armored, special operations, and joint units, culminating in his appointment as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He served two combat tours in Vietnam as a junior infantry officer. As a general officer, Wayne Downing commanded the special operations of all services during the 1989 invasion of Panama and commanded a joint special operations task force operating deep behind the Iraqi lines during Operation DESERT STORM. Following retirement, General Wayne Downing was appointed by the President to assess the 1996 terrorist attack on the U.S....
  • Kerry serially minimizes the threat of terrorism. Silly comments after the 1996 Khobar bombings.

    10/20/2004 2:12:05 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 9 replies · 651+ views
    Federal News Service -- HEARING OF THE SENATE SELECT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE -- L/N | AUGUST 1, 1996 | John Kerry
    PANEL I LOUIS J. FREEH, DIRECTOR FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ..... SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Bryant, I've got a couple of questions that I'd like you to answer, or Director Freeh to answer, at a later date, and provide me, if you would, the answers. The first one has to do with the question of -- are things worse in the United States today than they have been throughout this century? I mean, there's a tendency, I think, an understandable tendency, when you have an attack such as this, as we've experienced in the last...
  • Slain oilman’s brother accuses Saudi Arabia of Khobar attack

    09/09/2004 3:24:54 AM PDT · by Flavius · 1 replies · 235+ views
    jang ^ | September 09, 2004 | na
    ONDON: The brother of a British oil executive killed in a suspected al-Qaeda attack in Saudi Arabia last May publicly accused the kingdom’s security services on Wednesday of colluding with the militants to allow some of them to escape. Michael Hamilton, a 61-year-old banker from Kilmarnock, Scotland working for the Arab Petroleum Investment Corp. (Apicorp), was shot and killed in his car by militants who then tied his body to the back of a car and drove it through the streets of Khobar city. The militants then attacked a residential compound for foreigners working in Saudi Arabia, killing 21 other...
  • The Attack on the Khobar Compound - Unexpurgated Version

    06/14/2004 7:27:01 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 15 replies · 207+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/14/2004 | Moneyrunner
    On May 29th terrorists attacked the Khobar complex in Saudi Arabia. 22 people were killed. The US media gave us the sanitized version. Those killed were identified by their nationalities; the manner of their death was glossed over. It can't be squeamishness on the part of the American media, as the relentless pictures and descriptions of Abu Ghraib will testify. MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, has given as a somewhat more graphic insight into what happened that day, in the words of Fawwaz bin Muhammad Al-Nashami, commander of the Al-Quds Brigade that took responsibility for the May 29...
  • Commander of the Khobar Terrorist Squad Tells the Story of the Operation

    06/14/2004 3:15:23 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 11 replies · 186+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 6/15/2004
    A tiny excerpt: "We entered one of the companies' [offices], and found there an American infidel who looked like a director of one of the companies. I went into his office and called him. When he turned to me, I shot him in the head, and his head exploded. We entered another office and found one infidel from South Africa, and our brother Hussein slit his throat. We asked Allah to accept [these acts of devotion] from us, and from him. This was the South African infidel." Horrific and disgusting almost beyond belief. These are the people we're up against.
  • Al-Qaida confirms attack on 'unbelievers'

    06/11/2004 12:34:15 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 146+ views ^ | Friday, June 11, 2004
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Friday, June 11, 2004 GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT INTELLIGENCE BRIEFAl-Qaida confirms attack on 'unbelievers''We were asking our brother Muslims, where are the Americans?' Posted: June 11, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Al-Qaida has released its version of its capture of a foreign housing compound in Saudi Arabia and execution of 22 people, confirming reports that attackers were singling out non-Muslims, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service. The organization published an account of the two-day hostage crisis on an al-Qaida-aligned Internet site. Its account differs significantly...
  • Disguised gunmen try to free terror leader [Saudi Arabia]

    06/08/2004 4:49:23 PM PDT · by saquin · 19 replies · 1,806+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 6/9/04 | Michael Theodoulou and Daniel McGrory
    Three al-Qaeda militants dressed as women have staged an audacious attempt to free the wounded ringleader of the killing spree in al-Khobar from the top security hospital in Saudi Arabia where he is under police guard. Witnesses told The Times how the terrorists tried to reach Nimir Bigami, who was so badly injured in the gun battle with Saudi security forces last week that his gang had left him for dead as they escaped. Twenty-two people were killed in that attack. The offensive against foreigners continued yesterday when an American defence contractor was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his...
  • Fight to save life of BBC reporter (He was not a muslim)

    06/08/2004 8:10:19 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 10 replies · 297+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 09, 2004 | From The Times
    LONDON: The BBC reporter shot nine times in an al-Qa'ida ambush in Saudi Arabia that claimed the life of his camerman remained in a coma last night. Frank Gardner, the BBC's security correspondent, underwent further surgery yesterday after having two bullets removed from his abdomen, one from his leg and another from his hand. A senior BBC executive said: "It was a touch and go for a while but doctors are confident he will pull through." Saudi police are investigating suggestions the gunmen were tipped off about the presence of the BBC team in a stronghold of al-Qa'ida supporters in...